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ĐỀ THI GỒM 80 CÂU (TỪ QUESTION 1 ĐẾN QUESTION 80) DÀNH CHO TẤT CẢ THÍ SINH Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the rest in each of the following questions.
Question 1: A. fame B. baby C. plane D. many
Question 2: A. mother B. thunder C. within D. wither
Question 3: A. sugar B. season C. serious D. secret
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.
Question 4: A. lemon B. physics C. decay D. decade
Question 5: A. vacancy B. calculate C. delicious D. furniture
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 6 to 15.
The ancient Mexicans used to respect and fear the sun. They were frightened that the sun might stop (6) _______ . As a result, they used to make sacrifices (7) _______ the sun god would continue to give them day and night and the four seasons.
Farmers, however, used to worship the rain god almost (8) _______ much as the sun god. Even today there are ruins of Great Pyramids they used to build to worship the sun and the rain gods.
Another popular god was the wind god, which took a (9) _______ of a snake with feathers. This feathered god was also the god of knowledge for the Ancient Mexicans. (10) _______ its influence, civilization grew throughout Mexico, (11) _______ at the time was mostly a peaceful country with (12) _______ of skilled craft men and traders. Unfortunately, news of this country eventually spread, and Mexico (13) _______ invaded from the far north. Later, other people called Aztecs settled in Mexico. (14) _______ first they used to live on island in a lake where Mexico City now is. The people used to grow maze and they built beautiful towns and temples, developing theirs (15) _______ one of the most advanced civilizations of the time.
Question 6: A. to raise B. rising C. to rise D. raising
Question 7: A. for B. because C. to D. so that
Question 8: A. very B. too C. so D. as
Question 9: A. form B. picture C. photo D. painting
Question 10: A. Below B. Beneath C. Under D. Over
Question 11: A. when B. which C. where D. whose
Question 12: A. lot B. much C. many D. plenty
Question 13: A. had B. has C. was D. is
Question 14: A. The B. In C. At D. On
Question 15: A. into B. with C. become D. among
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 32: He ________ the plants. If he had, they wouldn't have died.
A. needn't have watered B. can't have watered C. shouldn't water D. couldn't water
Question 33: A few months ago I moved into a very small flat after ________ for years with my parents.
A. be living B. being lived C. having lived D. have living
Question 34: His performance in King Lear was most ________.
A. impressed B. impressing C. impression D. impressive
Question 35: “Shall we wait a little longer?” -“_________”
A. No, we don’t. B. No, I’d rather not. C. No, it’s still early. D. Yes, it’s very late now.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 36 to 45.
After two decades of growing student enrollments and economic prosperity, business schools in the United States have started to face harder times. Only Harvard's MBA School has shown a substantial increase in enrollment in recent years. Both Princeton and Stanford have seen decreases in their enrollments. Since 1990, the number of people receiving Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degrees, has dropped about 3 percent to 75,000, and the trend of lower enrollment rates is expected to continue.
There are two factors causing this decrease in students seeking an MBA degree. The first one is that many graduates of four-year colleges are finding that an MBA degree does not guarantee a plush job on Wall Street, or in other financial districts of major American cities. Many of the entry-level management jobs are going to students graduating with Master of Arts degrees in English and the humanities as well as those holding MBA degrees. Students have asked the question, "Is an MBA degree really what I need to be best prepared for getting a good job?" The second major factor has been the cutting of American payrolls and the lower number of entry-level jobs being offered. Business needs are changing, and MBA schools are struggling to meet the new demands.
Question 36: What is the main focus of this passage?
A. jobs on Wall Street B. types of graduate degrees
C. changes in enrollment for MBA schools D. how schools are changing to reflect the economy
Question 37: The phrase "two decades" refers to a period of _______.
A. 10 years B. 20 years C. 50 years D. 100 years
Question 38: The word "prosperity" could be best replaced by which of the following?
Question 48: Even on the most careful prepared trip, problems will sometimes develop.
A B C D
Question 49: Never before haveso many people in our country are interested in football.
A B C D
Question 50: The existence of many stars in the sky lead us to suspect that there may be life on another planet.
A B C D
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 51 to 60.
The rules of etiquette in American restaurants depend upon a number of factors the physical location of the restaurant, e.g., rural or urban; the type of restaurant, e.g., informal or formal; and certain standards that are more universal. In other words, some standards of etiquette vary significantly while other standards apply almost anywhere. Learning the proper etiquette in a particular type of restaurant in a particular area may sometimes require instruction, but more commonly it simply requires sensitivity and experience. For example, while it is acceptable to read a magazine in a coffee shop, it is inappropriate to do the same in a more luxurious setting. And, if you are eating in a very rustic setting it may be fine to tuck your napkin into your shirt, but if you are in a sophisticated urban restaurant this behavior would demonstrate a lack of manners. It is safe to say, however, that in virtually every restaurant it is unacceptable to indiscriminately throw your food on the floor. The conclusion we can most likely draw from the above is that while the types and locations of restaurants determine etiquette appropriate to them, some rules apply to all restaurants.
Question 51: What topic is this passage primarily concerned with?
A. rules of etiquette B. instruction in proper etiquette
A. I won't be B. I wouldn't be C. I am not D. I wouldn't have been
Question 62: _________, he could not move this table.
A. As he was strong B. Strong as he was C. As strong he was D. Strong as was he
Question 63: He had to explain the lesson very clearly _________.
A. in order that his students could understand it B. so that his students to understand it
C. in order for his students to understand it D. for his students could understand it
Question 64: Did you apologise to Mary, _________?
A. who you spilt some coffee on her dress B. you spilt some coffee on her dress
C. whose dress you spilt some coffee D. whose dress you spilt some coffee on
Question 65: _________ better than cure.
A. People say that prevention to be B. That prevention to be said
C. It was said that prevention is D. Prevention is said to be
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks from 66 to 75.
Throughout history, women have had responsibility for healing (66) _______. However, it is only in comparative recent times (67) _______ they have been allowed to train as doctors at medical schools in Britain. Yet in that short time, they have (68) _______ an enormous contribution to modern medicine.
The first female doctors were nuns (69) _______ gave advice about diseases and (70) _______ and prepared medicines. In ancient Rome, women healers (71) _______ skilful and respected. In Britain, (72) _______ centuries male doctors were suspicious of women who practised medicine (73) _______ and in 1512 a law was passed making it (74) _______ for them to do so. Women couldn’t study medicine at universities (75) _______ the 19th century and they only began to gain equality with male doctors in the 20th century.
Question 66: A. people B. patient C. the sick D. diseases
Question 67: A. that B. when C. which D. and
Question 68: A. caused B. done C. had D. made
Question 69: A. they B. who C. whose D. which
Question 70: A. injured B. painful C. injuries D. wounded
Question 71: A. were considered B. have considered C. had considered D. were regarded
Question 72: A. in B. with C. on D. for
Question 73: A. profession B. professional C. professionally D. unprofessional
Question 74: A. legal B. illegal C. legally D. legality
Question 75: A. until B. in C. from D. since
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that is closest in meaning to each of the following questions.
Question 76: The singer has given up performing live.
A. The singer is accustomed to performing live.
B. The singer used to perform live.
C. The singer's live performance has been cancelled.
D. The singers got used to performing live.
Question 77: Had the advertisement for our product been better, more people would have bought it.
A. Not many people bought our product because it was so bad.
B. Our product was of better quality so that more people would buy it.
C. Fewer people bought our product due to its bad quality.
D. Since our advertisement for our product was so bad, fewer people bought it.
Question 78: My father likes nothing better than playing chess in his free time.
A. My father doesn't like playing chess in his free time.
B. My father would prefer playing chess rather than doing nothing in his free time.
C. Playing chess is my father's favourite enjoyment in his free time.
D. My father prefers doing nothing to playing chess in his free time.
Question 79: You didn't listen to my advice in the first place, so you are in the mess now.
A. You wouldn’t be in the mess now if you listened to my advice in the first place.
B. If you could listen to my advice in the first place, you aren't in the mess now.
C. Unless you listened to my advice in the first place, you weren't in the mess now.
D. If you had listened to my advice in the first place, you wouldn’t be in the mess now.
Question 80: He is such a slow speaker that his students get bored.
A. He speaks so slowly that his students get bored.
B. His students got bored because he spoke so slowly.
C. If he hadn't spoken so slowly, his students wouldn't got bored
D. When the speaker is slow, his students get bored.